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Athens, led by Pericles, is a custom civilisation mod by More Civilisations. More specifically, it features contributions by Pouakai, Janboruta, JFD, Tomatekh, Sukritact, Leugi, Guandao, DarthKyofu, Chrisy15, and CharlatanAlley.

This civilisation is part of the Greek Civilisation Split, and requires the Brave New World expansion pack.



Athens was a powerful city-state during the classical period of Greece. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on Europe and in particular the Romans.

Pericles []

MC Athens Diplo

Leaderscene by Leugi

Pericles was arguably the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Goldern Age. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family. Pericles turned the Delian League into an Athenian empire, and promoted the arts and literature. Most of the surviving structures on the Athenian Acropolis were the result of an ambitious project started by him. He also fostered Athenian democracy to such an extent that critics called him a populist.

Dawn of Man[]

Welcome Pericles, great statesman of Athens! You led Athens as both a politician and general in a time of great prosperity for the city state, which you then ushered to even greater heights. Under your rule, Athens transformed a league of city-states into a grand Athenian Empire, stretching across the Aegean Sea. But it was to be your efforts in the arts and literature which became the defining point of your rule. During your time Athens became an educational and cultural center in the ancient world, a status which echoed through the ages. Wise statesman and general, your profound influence over Athens is unmatched by any other!

Oh, great leader, the light Athens once emanated has waned. The illustrious shine of the grand city has fallen to ruins, the temples looted and plundered. Your people call out, wishing for a statesman to take the helm and restore Athens to her former glory. Will you answer that call? Will you rise to return Athens to greatness? Will you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome to Athens, the greatest city in all of Greece! Please, come, see the magnificence of our city."

Introduction: "Oh, a new empire appears! I am Pericles, first citizen of Athens and proud scholar. Who might you be?"

Defeat: "You have extinguished a light which illuminated the world. I fear the dark age which will follow."

Defeat: "The world will never know a city as great as Athens again. You are a barbarian, undeserving of whatever false title you have claimed for yourself."

Unique Attributes[]

Athens (Pericles)

Art by Janboruta

Delian League

City-State Influence Influence degrades at 50% the normal rate, and is boosted whenever you are first to discover a technology or adopt a social policy. Units can pass through City-State territory without losing Influence Influence.


Art by Janboruta

Assault Trieres (Trireme)
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength (12 vs 10)
  • May capture enemy ships after starting the turn adjacent to another friendly naval unit

Art by Janboruta

Gymnasium (Library)
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • +2 Science Science
  • Contains 1 Scientist specialist slot
City List
  1. Athens
  2. Eretria
  3. Megara
  4. Argos
  5. Amphipolis
  6. Naxos
  7. Rhodos
  8. Samos
  9. Mytilene
  10. Ephesus
  11. Halicarnassus
  12. Milteus
  13. Chios
  14. Byzantion
  15. Abydos
  16. Eion
  17. Thasos
  18. Abdera
  19. Thebai
  20. Delphi
  21. Pharsalos
  22. Delos
  23. Naupaktos
  24. Antandros
  25. Lampsakos
  26. Kyzikos
  27. Paros
  28. Andros
  29. Histiaia
  30. Maroneia
Spy List
  • Socrates
  • Aristophanes
  • Solon
  • Eucleides
  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Athene
  • Pellas
  • Daphne
  • Persephone


Athens (More Civs)


Peace Theme War Theme

Civilization V OST - Alexander Peace Theme - Epitaph of Seikilos


Civilization V OST - Alexander War Theme - Epitaph of Seikilos

Epitaph of Seikilos by Geoff Knorr Epitaph of Seikilos by Geoff Knorr

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

Relocate the Delian Treasury
Athens, as the greatest city in the Delian League, is surely the safest place for our funds; why not move the treasury there for security? Such a move would also have the side effect of giving us much greater control over our allies, effectively establishing an Athenian empire; but they don’t need to know that, do they?
  • Player must be Athens.
  • Player must have a Gymnasium in one of their cities
  • Must be allied with at least 4 City-States
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • -15 Influence Influence with all allied city-states
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • 100 Gold for each allied city state
  • 2 Gold per turn for each allied city state
Establish the Academy
Our renowned philosophers and scientists are the envy of the civilised world! Let us construct a great Academy to give them grounds to further their knowledge, and foster this great tradition!
  • Player must be Athens.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 1200 Gold Gold.
  • 50 CultureIcon for each city owned.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • The Academy (+15% Science Science, +1 Science for each allied city state and +1 CultureIcon Culture in every city with a Gymnasium) is constructed in the Capital.

Delphic Oracle

Faced with invasion from foreign hordes, we have sought an audience with Apollo's Oracle in Delphi, to provide divine guidance through these times. The Oracle has told us that our wooden walls will protect us and our children - it is up to us to determine what this cryptic message means.
Option 1: It clearly means the walls of Athens!
  • Walls will provide an additional +10 HP
Option 2: The Oracle speaks of our famed navy!
  • All current Naval Units gain +10% Strength Combat Strength


A philosopher by the name of Socrates has been frequenting the public areas of our capital, influencing young minds and troubling old ones with his views on the universe. We must decide what do with him.
Option 1: Let him practice in peace!
  • +2 Happy Happiness in your Capital Capital.
  • +2 Science Science from Gymnasia
Option 2: He must be sentenced to death for blasphemy!
  • 20% chance your empire enters 1 turn of Resistance Anarchy
  • +200 FaithIcon Faith

Eleusinian Mysteries

A mysterious new cult has appeared in your capital. Their secretive practices are causing some concerns amongst outsiders, who are requesting you take action.
Option 1: We will outlaw the cult and punish those who participate!
  • Your Religion loses 2 followers in your Capital Capital
  • A 'We Love the King Day' is triggered in your Capital Capital
Option 2: We must allow them to practice their religion in peace.
  • 1 turn of Resistance Resistance in your Capital Capital

Olympic Games

The greatest sporting competition in all of Greece is nearly upon us. The Olympic Games promise glory and honour for the champions and their nations. We must decide our level of involvement in this year's games.
Option 1: Sponsor an athlete!
  • Lose {1_iCost} Gold Gold
  • 25% chance to suffer 1 turn of Resistance Anarchy
  • 75% chance to enter a Goldenage Golden Age
Option 2: Send an envoy!
  • Lose {1_iCost} Gold Gold
  • Your Capital Capital celebrates a 'We Love the King Day'
Option 3: We will not participate this time
  • No effect

Mount Olympus

Your citizens are flocking to the city of {1_CityDesc}, due to a rapidly spreading belief that a nearby mountain is home to the pantheon of gods.
Option 1: Adopt the belief into our dogma!
  • +3 FaithIcon Faith in the city, Trade Routes with the city produce +1 FaithIcon Faith.
Option 2: Let them believe what they want, the pilgrims are good for the economy!
  • +3 Gold Gold in the city, Trade Routes with the city produce +1 Gold Gold.


The women of {1_iName} have gathered together to honour Demeter in the time honoured tradition of Thesmophoria, hoping to garner the blessing of the goddess and ensure a bountiful harvest.
Option 1: Let us hope that their actions please Demeter!
  • +25% Food Growth in {1_iName} for 10 turns

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now debating pholosophical theories and practicing democracy! I am worried the rest of the world will soon yield to the eerie ways of your empire."

Full Credits List[]

Greek Civilisation Split
Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 6 July 2016

  • Pouakai: Base Code.
  • Janboruta: Art (Leader Icon, Unique Component Icons).
  • Sukritact: Art (Map, Civ Icon, Unit Model), Lua.
  • Leugi: Art (Leaderscene).
  • JFD: Lua.
  • Tomatekh: Lua (E&D).
  • Guandao: Text (Civilopedias).
  • DarthKyofu: Text (Civilopedias).
  • Chrisy15: Lua.
  • CharlatanAlley: Dawn of Man voiceover

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